Problem Solving and Decision Making Training Course

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In the workplace, you’ll need to make decisions and resolve problems frequently. And while many of your decisions are not so important, some are potentially life changing. So learning how to use effective strategies and tools will help you to make the right decisions at the right time.

The PD Training Problems Solving and Decision Making Training Course provides you with skills such as problem solving techniques and models, organising methods, ways to conduct research, identifying options to achieve accurate decision-making and problem solving.

This highly valuable and effective training course is now available Australia wide including Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Parramatta, Canberra and Parramatta.

Please click on the Public Class tab below to view our Problems Solving and Decision Making Training course schedule by city or click the In-House Training tab to receive a free quote for courses delivered at your preferred location.

Your Learning Outcomes
Problem Solving and Decision Making Training Course

After completing this course, participants will have learned to:
  • Apply problem-solving steps and tools
  • Analyse information to clearly describe problems
  • Identify appropriate solutions
  • Think creatively and be a contributing member of a problem-solving team
  • Select the best approach for making decisions
  • Create plans for implementing, evaluating, and following up
  • Avoid common decision-making mistakes
  • Make correct and timely decisions
  • Use problem-solving model and toolkit
  • Use SWOT Analysis
  • Make good group decisions
Duration: 2.0 day course



Reviews

Problem Solving and Decision Making Training Course Reviews:

"Fantastic knowledge and enthusiasm. Had a really good day, was fun, informative and useful both for my professional and personal lives."

 

"Derrick (trainer) was awesome, informative, witty, sharp and articulate. I would definitely attend another seminar that Derrick is presenting at."

 

"Fantastic knowledge and enthusiasm. Had a really good day, was fun, informative and useful both for my professional and personal lives."

 

"The trainer was very engaging, content was informative."


-Glen Eira City Council

 


"I found the course very useful and relevant. I like that we got to work through the problems and solutions using real examples."


-The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists


 

"As a general comment, I thought the trainer did well to adapt to the needs of those attending the training."


-Vic Roads Essendon


 

"Enjoyed this 2 day course and the trainer was excellent and kept the pace really well, very interactive which made the 2 days go really quickly!"


 "Fantastic course made all the better with a excellent facilitator, very informative and ensured that all content was relevant to our work and the organisation."


"This was a fantastic course - absolutely fantastic. Loved the content. Loved the trainer and loved the group. I really found the problem solving techniques helpful."


"I thought this was an excellent and useful course."


-Family and Community Services - Aboriginal Housing Office


 

"The 1st session has been satisfying so far , the personal traits is my favorite (counselor, driver, coach, and advisor) it is difficulty for the trainer to be the Master in every aspect of day to day problems but he has illustrated the models and patterns."


"Learning how the different personality types affect workplace communication, attitudes, and approaches seemed very useful. Having some formal models for decision-making and problem identification may prove useful if we can fit those techniques in with our processes."


-Queensland Shared Services


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Course Outline
Problem Solving and Decision Making Training Course

Download Problem Solving and Decision Making Training Course Outline

Foreword:

 

Correct and timely decision-making can be done using specific techniques and enhanced knowledge of the self and situations. During this Decision Making Training Course, participants receive training in applying problem solving techniques to help decision making, identify appropriate solutions, use creativity, evaluate situations and people, predict outcomes and more.

 

Having a process to work through can take the anxiety out of problem-solving and make decision-making easier. By using best practice techniques you can learn to be more effective when problems arise and be more efficient when solving those issues.

Problem Solving and Decision Making Training Course - Lesson 1
Introduction
  • Icebreaker
  • Housekeeping Items
  • The Parking Lot
  • Workshop Objectives
Problem Solving and Decision Making Training Course - Lesson 2
Definitions
  • Defining Problem Solving & Decision Making
  • Problem Identification
  • Eight Essentials to Defining a Problem
  • Problem Solving in Action
Problem Solving and Decision Making Training Course - Lesson 3
Making Decisions
  • What it Means
  • Types of Decisions
  • Facts vs. Information
  • Decision-Making Traps
Problem Solving and Decision Making Training Course - Lesson 4
Getting Real
  • Pre-Assignment Review
  • Debrief
Problem Solving and Decision Making Training Course - Lesson 5
The Problem Solving Model
  • Model Overview
  • Real Problems
  • Debrief
  • Phase One
  • Phase Two
  • Phase Three
Problem Solving and Decision Making Training Course - Lesson 6
Case Study
  • The Truck
  • Debrief
Problem Solving and Decision Making Training Course - Lesson 7
The Problem Solving Toolkit
  • The Basic Tools
  • The Fishbone
  • Degrees of Support
  • Creative Thinking Methods
  • Brainstorming & Brainwriting
  • Debrief
  • More Methods
Problem Solving and Decision Making Training Course - Lesson 8
Developing a Course of Action
  • Decision Information
  • Individual Actions Steps
  • Group Planning
  • Exercise Debrief
Problem Solving and Decision Making Training Course - Lesson 9
Swotting Up
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Individual Analysis
Problem Solving and Decision Making Training Course - Lesson 10
Making Good Group Decisions
  • Working Toward the Decision
  • Avoiding Fatal Mistakes
Problem Solving and Decision Making Training Course - Lesson 11
Analysing & Selecting Solutions
  • Selecting Criteria
  • Creating a Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Debrief
Problem Solving and Decision Making Training Course - Lesson 12
Planning & Organising
  • Introduction
  • Follow-Up Analysis
  • Evaluate
  • Adapt, Close & Celebrate
 

In-House Training We’ll focus on what matters most to you and tailor to your context


Delivery Options for In-house training

1-hour Motivator
one hour motivator
3-hour Power Sessions
3 hour power session
Full-day training
full day training
Conferences
Conferences
At your workplace At your workplace
In our Training Rooms In our Training Rooms
 In our Online Training  Room - the HIVE In our Online Training Room

We’ll make things easier so you can focus on adding more value

We provide the Trainng Management Centre which takes care of a heap of things before, during and after training.
(Let us know if there’s parts you don’t want to use)

Invites people to training

(So you don’t have to)

Generates Sign in Sheet

(So you don’t have to)

Generates Branded Flyer

If you if you want to ‘promote’ internally

PDF’s of Certificates

(can be co-branded with your logo)

Collects and Reports feedback

(So you don’t have to)

Complete Results Dashboard

(including trainer insights)


What are people going to do differently?

At the completion of training participants are encouraged to create an action plan, and invite an accountability buddy via their Orgmenta App.

In your Training Management Centre you have transparency to the action plans so you can see what people are going to do differently.

Want to get clear on impacts and measure success? Our system and expert consultants support you.


Our systems and people make it easy to identify how you’ll be able to measure impacts,
and then report on the success in the weeks or months after training.

Do you already have systems and wish they were automatically up to date?

It’s surprisingly easy to make it so that your system can automatically be up to date with all the training record details you need.

More than just a training provider - we are your Learning and Development Partner, we look forward to working with you, talk to one of our friendly expert consultants today.

Public Class Dates for
Problem Solving and Decision Making Training Course

Details:

  • Time: 09:00:00 - 16:30:00
  • Small classes, average 5 people, max 16
  • Lunch and refreshments included
  • Pay on Invoice or by Credit Card

Questions:

  • Certificate of Completion (always available in the App)
  • Comprehensive courseware as books (& available in the App)

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Location Date 1 Date 2 Date 3 Date 4
Sydney
Karstens Conference Centre, Canada House, Level 1, 111 Harrington Street Sydney NSW 2000
February 6
2.0 day course
$1452.00
Filling fast
April 1
2.0 day course
$1452.00
Filling fast
June 16
2.0 day course
$1452.00
Filling fast
August 20
2.0 day course
$1452.00
Filling fast
Melbourne
Karstens Conference Centre, 123 Queen Street Melbourne VIC 3000
February 6
2.0 day course
$1452.00
Last chance!
April 1
2.0 day course
$1452.00
Filling fast
June 16
2.0 day course
$1452.00
Filling fast
August 20
2.0 day course
$1452.00
Filling fast
Brisbane
PD Training Pty Ltd, Level 2, 21 Mary Street Brisbane QLD 4000
February 6
2.0 day course
$1452.00
Filling fast
April 1
2.0 day course
$1452.00
Filling fast
June 16
2.0 day course
$1452.00
Filling fast
August 20
2.0 day course
$1452.00
Filling fast
Perth
Karstens Conference Centre, Level 1, 111 St. Georges Terrace Perth WA 6000
February 6
2.0 day course
$1452.00
Filling fast
April 1
2.0 day course
$1452.00
Filling fast
June 16
2.0 day course
$1452.00
Filling fast
August 20
2.0 day course
$1452.00
Filling fast
Adelaide
International Visualisation Centre, 19 Young Street Adelaide SA 5000
February 6
2.0 day course
$1452.00
Filling fast
April 1
2.0 day course
$1452.00
Filling fast
June 16
2.0 day course
$1452.00
Filling fast
August 20
2.0 day course
$1452.00
Filling fast
Canberra
Dialogue, 4 National Circuit Canberra ACT 2600
December 10
2.0 day course
$1452.00
Missed out
February 6
2.0 day course
$1452.00
Filling fast
April 1
2.0 day course
$1452.00
Filling fast
June 16
2.0 day course
$1452.00
Filling fast

When you book a Public Class with PD Training you can expect:

Activities and discussion

To Be Engaged All Day

Activities and discussion for engaged learning all day.

Real world trainer

An outstanding trainer

On average PDT trainers have 15 years industry experience 7 years training experience.

Tailored training

Focussed on you

We always tailor activities and scenarios to be relevant to you.

Transfer policy

100% Transfer Policy

If an unforseen event prevents public class attendance, no problem. Transfer to new person, course, date or city.

Refresher course

Refresher Course $0

In-House and Public Class participants are welcome to join a public class in the same topic for 12 months.

Confidence of booking

Acclaimed Provider

The confidence of booking with an acclaimed multi national training company.

eLearning and video

Multi-modal Reinforcement

Support, reinforcement & extension eLearning and videos in the App.

Orgmenta app

Embed Learning A great training course is only the beginning to lasting change.

To help you get lasting change from training we engage your participants

Before training

Pre course activity & chat with the trainer about personal learning goals

During training

At the course conclusion participants are encouraged to add an action plan and select an accountability buddy

After training

  • Participants can access course materials and extension content + more
  • If they picked an accountability buddy, they will have that meeting as well

We welcome your participants for Refresher Training on our public classes at no cost for 12-months (subject to availability)

All made easy via our orgmenta participant app

More ways we can help achieve lasting change include:

1. Make it Stick Packs - 6 months of 10-15 minute activities to run at meetings

Designed to be easy to use for Team Leaders, Managers, Trainers or other nominated Learning Champions these packs have 6 simple and quick activities to reinforce learning from the original course.

When you choose this option, we provide your nominated Learning Champions with a 3-hour session in how to run the activities so they have the resources and confidence to integrate these into your normal team meetings or as stand alone lunch 'n' learn sessions.

Make it Stick packs are available for all PDT Signature Series courses.

2. Follow-Up Coaching by our Trainers

Our Trainers can come back onsite and run coaching and reinforcment sessions for your team members. These sessions are most commonly 90-minutes long, and are designed to help people share and collaborate, helping them gain insights and confidence to apply what they learned so you see value from the investment in training with a lasting change.

Our purpose is to deliver lasting impact, and we believe this is a powerful step in achieving lasting change, so to encourage you to give your people that extra opportunity to really see change, if you book a follow up session within 90-days of the original course date, we’ll come back onsite for 1/2 price.

3. Physical Products - visual reminders to keep key concepts alive

Many of the 'aha' moments in courses can come from the increased awareness of ourselves and our colleagues, these come through the REACH Profiles that is integrated into many of our courses.

The insights lead us to better recognise our tendencies and strengths, understand how to be more mindful of adapting to the needs and preferences of our team and our customers.

The insights are put into practice by appreciating the benefits of our diversity and either learning to adapt or implementing a strengths-based management approach.

We have a great range of high quality products that can keep these impactful moments top of mind back in the workplace.

REACH to my Team
Visualizer / Reminder

The REACH Team Visualizer/Reminder can be used in multiple ways in both training and in the office. When displayed in a high traffic area REACH will be kept top of mind. Below are guidelines for use of the REACH Team Visualizer / Reminder which is also in downloadable format.

The REACH Team Visualizer / Reminder comes in two sizes of A0 841 x 1189 mm and A1 594 x 841 mm and is made from a sturdy 5mm corflute.

REACH to my Team Visualizer / Reminder guidelines for use

  • For this activity the simplest way to plot all participants on the REACH Grid is by generating TEAM Insights Report from the REACH Ecosystem which will give the position of everyone participating.
  • Place the REACH Team Visualizer / Reminder on a flat surface, preferably a wall, where it is clearly visible. Ask participants to mark their REACH position on the grid with a sticky dot. Recommend that participants put their initials on the sticky dot so they can easily locate themselves later. Each person’s REACH can revealed one at a time in a group activity. This allows for everyone to identify the dynamic that they will have with each other. Are they in the same quadrant or are the polar opposites? How do they "REACH" each other?
  • When you construct this activity with participants who have not seen their REACH score, they begin to develop a sense of self-awareness and their blind spots as well as of those around them.
  • The REACH Team Visualizer / Reminder is a powerful way to keep Team Dynamics and REACH alive. It can be revisited on a regular basis, people can be added, removed or moved by simply adding, removing or moving dots.
Download REACH Team Dynamic Visualiser guidelines

Keep it Alive
REACH Cubes

REACH Cubes are designed to build empathy and grow an appreciation for thinking differently. They encourage productive and positive interactions in the workplace, workshop or personal development sessions. They can be used in any creative way to grow REACH and below we have provided two recommended activities for use. The REACH Cubes pack comes with 4 REACH Cubes one representing each REACH Quadrant. Each REACH Cube is 7.5 cm squared and are made from durable EVA Foam.

Keep it Alive REACH Cubes Activity 1 – Thinking Outside the Square

When people are participating in activities during REACH workshops, training or personal development sessions provide each participant with a REACH Cube and ask them to complete the activity or interaction Thinking and Behaving based on what REACH Cube was provided to them.

Are they the Advisor focused on detail and doing?

or a Coach focused on People and Action?

This brings a whole new level of empathy building and appreciation for the strength of thinking differently.

Keep it Alive REACH Cubes Activity 2 – Grow Your REACH in your space

After REACH has been introduced using the REACH Training continue to keep REACH alive in the workplace by providing each person with a set of 4 REACH cubes to take back to their work space.

Personal REACH and the REACH of their colleagues can be grown by using these cubes on a regular basis with these great ideas:

The Desk Stack:

Stack your REACH Cubes on your desk and on top of the stack place the cube that is reflecting your current REACH zone. Ensure that you have the side that says “Thanks for dropping by, right now I am in my __________ quadrant” facing outward so those approaching your work space know how you are feeling and acting at that current time. This is designed to help those around you recognise different behaviours/responses they may or may not receive from you based on the situation and REACH zone.

Think Before I Act:

Use your REACH Cubes to be mindful of your interactions with others. Whilst interacting use the cubes to review your behaviours and actions. Take up the cube of the quadrant you currently feel you are in and review these sides: Think before I act: Is this what I need to be right now? Flip the cube over to the side of the profile overview and think about the style in which you are Communicating, Conflict-handling, Delegating etc. Is this what you need to be to REACH the person you are interacting with? If not find the REACH Cube that best suits the situation and maximises your REACH with that person and use the profile overview to help guide your interaction.

Download REACH Cubes Activity File

Learn to REACH
Labels

Learn to REACH Labels are a great low-cost substitute for the REACH Caps or REACH Cubes or the more physically interactive REACH Floor Mat. They work well in small and large team activities and can be used as a quick way to identify how others act and think through a different quadrant that is not theirs. They can learn to appreciate the different communication, conflict handling, delegating, planning and learning styles of others and through this increase their REACH.

The REACH Labels are made of a high quality fabric sticky labels that are designed to last all day training sessions.

These work well after training when stuck to people’s monitors or workstations.

View all of the REACH Training and reinforcement products Here
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